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Janice Marie (Cook) Schlak

July 27, 1941 ~ July 10, 2018 (age 76)

Janice Marie Schlak, 76, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at her son’s home.

Janice Cook was born July 27, 1941, in Alpena County to the late John and Violet (Donald) Cook. On October 24, 1959, she married Clarence Schlak. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2013. Janice was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hillman.

Surviving are her four children, Roxanne (Roy) Brett, John (Alice) Schlak, Martin (Sandra) Schlak, Cheri Berry; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brother, Thomas (Rita) Cook; brother-in-law, Keith Manning; and sister-in-law, Sandy Cook.

Mrs. Schlak was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Matthew Berry; grandson, Matthew Berry, II; 7 siblings, John Cook, Walter Cook, Winifred Manning, Hazel Hoppe, David Cook, Gayle Shields, and Jean Cook.

Visitation will take place Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Hillman and will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Smuda officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home – Hillman.

Inurnment: Montmorency Township Cemetery

Memorials: MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena Cancer Center

Donations may be made to:

MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena Cancer Center
1501 W. Chisholm Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-356-7000